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the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white house. the u.s. senate held a similar tribute on capitol hill. it is still unclear what impact the boston bombings will have on the immigration debate in congress. but the topic of national security is clearly playing a more prominent role in the discussion. things got tense on capitol hill yesterday when senator chuck schumer sparred republican senator chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill all for an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened. the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months oer years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. i don't mean you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> earlier, senator patrick leahy who chairs the judiciary committee opened the hearing with some tough
conference president obama spoke from the white house. >> good evening, everybody. tonight our nation is in debt to the people of boston and the people of massachusetts. after a vicious attack on their city the people of boston responded with resolve and determinations. they did their part as citizens and partners in the investigation. boston police, state police, and local police responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days. tonight, because of their determined efforts we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. i've been briefed earlier this evening after the attacks on monday, i directed the full resources of the federal government to be made available to help state, local authorities in the investigation and to increase security as needed. over the past week, close coordination over state and local officials to track down leads has been critical to this effort. they all work as they should, as a team. we are extremely grateful for that. we o'a tremendous debt of gratitude to all of our law enforcement professionals. these men and women get up every day an
and observed as far away as the white house. here is president obama at 2:50 p.m. today. people across the state of massachusetts including at the police station in watertown where the second suspect was finally caught on friday night observed that moment of silence. a s.w.a.t. team officer that made the arrest, actually made that arrest, described the suspect's condition when they found him in the boat. >> when we were moving up to the boat, he was actually laying down on the side of the boat, one leg out, one hand out. >> did he say anything to you? >> i don't think he had energy to say anything. once we got him on the ground, he was complying, going in and out of consciousness. >> the final pursuit of the suspect began thursday night when police received reports of the murder of m.i.t. police officer sean collier. i reached the victim of the carjacking this weekend, and he understandably and politely declined to answer questions about his experience, but he did tell me police did a great job. they are very serious, they are helpful. they saved my life. the federal complaint tells th
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